وَأَغۡرَقۡنَا ٱلَّذِينَ ڪَذَّبُواْ بِـَٔايَـٰتِنَآۚ إِنَّہُمۡ ڪَانُواْ قَوۡمًا عَمِينَ
…and We drowned those who denied Our Ayats (Signs). Lo! they were blind folk.
(Quran- Surah Araaf: 63)
This was the punishment of the people of Nooh (as)…so won’t we take heed after the disastrous rains that lashed Karachi ? Wont we repent and make amends so we don’t meet the same fate? The Pictures below shows the Korangi Creek before and after the rains. The rain that devastated DHA Phase IV and V and Sea View did not do much damage to Phase VIII. The rain water accumulated in the empty plots. But the rain that started last night..has literally flooded the whole area! One can hardly make out where the creek ends and where the main land starts.The water on the empty plots is almost three feet deep and now coming on the streets.
It is the rule of Allah Tala, that when a nation or people keep on rejecting His Ayats ( Signs in the universe and Ayats of the Quran), Allah Subhana Tala sends down punishment to wipe them out.
Everybody knows the poshest localities are the most corrupt. All kinds of indecent activities, drinking, gambling occurs in such areas…and these have been the most badly affected.. I feel these recent rains are a warning…a sign from Allah keh “Sudhar Jao”…
O Allah forgive all our sins, the big, the small, the open and the hidden. O Allah guide us all and protect us all and save us from the torments ( Azaabs) and do not include us amongst the wrong doers.
Check out the fresh pics taken today morning…and take heed. What if it keeps raining? what if the creek overflows.. the whole area would be flooded.. what if the sea level rises dangerously…
Update: Some more ayats from the Qur’an.
Torments Come Suddenly
وَكَم مِّن قَرۡيَةٍ أَهۡلَكۡنَـٰهَا فَجَآءَهَا بَأۡسُنَا بَيَـٰتًا أَوۡ هُمۡ قَآٮِٕلُونَ
And a great number of towns (their population) We destroyed (for their crimes). Our torment came upon them (suddenly) by night or while they were taking their midday nap. (Araaf-3)
Allah sw sends calamities so we humble ourselves and repent
وَمَآ أَرۡسَلۡنَا فِى قَرۡيَةٍ۬ مِّن نَّبِىٍّ إِلَّآ أَخَذۡنَآ أَهۡلَهَا بِٱلۡبَأۡسَآءِ وَٱلضَّرَّآءِ لَعَلَّهُمۡ يَضَّرَّعُونَ
(Araaf -93) And We sent no Prophet unto any town (and they denied him), but We seized its people with suffering from extreme poverty (or loss in wealth) and loss of health (and calamities), so that they might humiliate themselves (and repent to Allâh).
Punishments come due to our own misdeeds
وَلَوۡ أَنَّ أَهۡلَ ٱلۡقُرَىٰٓ ءَامَنُواْ وَٱتَّقَوۡاْ لَفَتَحۡنَا عَلَيۡہِم بَرَكَـٰتٍ۬ مِّنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَلَـٰكِن كَذَّبُواْ فَأَخَذۡنَـٰهُم بِمَا ڪَانُواْ يَكۡسِبُونَ
(Araaf- 95) And if the people of the towns had believed and had the Taqwâ (piety), certainly, We should have opened for them blessings from the heaven and the earth, but they belied (the Messengers). So We took them (with punishment) for what they used to earn (polytheism and crimes).